I wanted cherry chocolate blondie. So I made cherry chocolate blondies. But with a “hemp-y twist”!
Adding hemp seeds:
• Provided anti-inflammatory properties
• Added more protein and fiber
• Gave the perfect texture
• Provided healthy omega fatty acids
• And gave these blondies some texture so I didn’t have to use flour or nut meal
Win Win Win!
But if you don’t have all the ingredients I personally had on hand, I’ve listed some substitutes below.
Chickpeas can be subbed with white kidney beans
Pear baby food can be subbed with applesauce, mashed banana, or sweet potato puree
Hemp seeds – sorry! I’m not sure but I’m thinking almond flour may work?
Frozen cherries can be subbed for fresh, or frozen blueberries
Chocolate chips – you can always use raisins or dried cranberries if you can’t have chocolate
Ok, now for the exact recipe!
1, 15 oz can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup pear baby food
1/2 cup Evo Hemp hemp hearts (20% off: lilsipper)
1 cup frozen cherries, chopped
Chocolate chips to taste (I used THESE)
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Blend chickpeas, pear baby food, and hemp hearts until smooth. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips and transfer to a lined bread loaf pan. Spread out evenly. Top with with additional cherries and chocolate chips if desired and bake for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool in refrigerator before slicing.